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The 6 lifestyle factors that can reduce your risk of dementia by half

People who have parents or siblings with dementia have a 72% greater risk of developing dementia themselves—but there are six lifestyle factors that can curb overall dementia risk by about half, according to a new study in Circulation.

Home- and community-based memory care models

Study details

For the study, researchers looked at health information on 302,239 men and women ages 50 to 73 who had completed a baseline physical examination as part of the U.K. Biobank Study between 2006 and 2010.

How Hebrew SeniorLife is managing the growing dementia population—and how you can too

The study participants, who were

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12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress

Playing an instrument is a great way to relieve stress.

Dr. Caroline Messer, a New York City-based endocrinologist, always talks to her patients about managing stress. “It’s unbelievably important for their sense of wellbeing,” she said.

“Often when patients come in with hair loss, fatigue and insomnia, they assume there’s a direct hormonal underpinning, but these symptoms can actually be stress-mediated with a secondary increase in cortisol levels,” Messer said.

Here’s how to start making healthy changes to reduce your stress levels.

Try meditating

Meditation practice leads to decreased physiological markers of stress in a range of populations, according to

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Adopting healthy lifestyle behaviors may reduce dementia risk in those with family history


Brellenthin A, et al. Presentation 74. Presented at: American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions; May 20-21, 2021 (virtual meeting).

Brellenthin and Elkind report no relevant financial disclosures.

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